Rendered in Terragen 2, some postwork was performed in photoshop to get the transparency in the rings.
Saturn.. Really love this planet!
It's awesome work!
Awesome render! Excellent Terragen 2 work!
That would work if I was using an image map for the planet texture. However, in my picture it is actual procedural clouds on the planet which couldn't be applied to an flattened sphere object.
This is very nice, I'm interested in knowing how you did the rings in terragen.
The rings are pretty simple. It is just a plane object with an image map applied for each color and an opacity mask which gives the visible gaps. Since this ring didn't produce a realistic shadow I created a series of disc objects using data from wikipedia that aren't visible to the camera, but still casts shadows onto the clouds. I'm probably going to post an example tgd on the planetside forums that shows what is happening better than words can.
Thanks for the explanation. If you post the tgd can you send me the link?
Awesome work! A bit simplistic in design but that just draws your attention more to the picture.
nice nice .... Saturn is wider though!